Training Workshop Portfolio

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We accompany research institutes, doctoral programs, and collaborative networks in implementing impactful training adapted to the needs of their researchers as they progress through their research careers.

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We offer workshops on a range of transferable skills for researchers, mainly related to scientific communication and professional effectiveness, and working in teams. All of our workshops are highly interactive and include extensive partner work, exercises in small groups, and group discussions.
To increase impact and applicability, we work with real-life cases from the participants whenever possible. To ensure adequate supervision and an optimised learning process, we offer these workshops for 12-16 participants, with a team of one or two trainers.
We can also run these as highly interactive online training workshops. For this we use innovative online tools combined with proven didactic techniques to reproduce as much as possible a real workshop situation.

Workshops for different career stages

Core skills for your PhD: Communication, Time and Project Management

This training is aimed at researchers who are within the first months of their PhD. We will work on communication skills and time/project management. We will help them recognise, understand, and effectively deal with many of the problems that cause most delays and frustration during their PhD.

Managing myself & working with my team: A skills upgrade for Postdocs

This workshop is for Postdoctoral Researchers, a sometimes undervalued collective in the research system, despite their key role in running projects and managing and training junior staff. In this workshop, we introduce topics on professional effectiveness, and touch on aspects of motivation and delegation and giving feedback. This gives participants  a conceptual framework to understand and deal with the main challenges of their growing workload, their increasing responsabilities, and their expanding leadership role.

Managing myself & working with my team: A skills upgrade for Group Leaders

In this workshop for Group Leaders, participants have the chance to revisit the key competencies they need to exercise productive, emotionally intelligent leadership. This workshop refreshes some of the topics from the postdocs workshop, and introduces concepts about leadership roles, placing more emphasis on the role of the team leader in various aspects, such as delegation, addressing conflicts, and negotiation.

Thematic workshops

Scientific Writing – Putting Why before How

The goal of this workshop is to help publishing scientists develop a more impartial and analytical view of scientific writing, to better understand their readers as the focus for their scientific communication, and to make them more efficient writers and editors. We will cover different aspects: from a conceptual view of the entire writing process to common language problems, and everything in between.

The Road to Competitive Funding – Tools, Perspectives & Processes

The goal of this TPM workshop is to boost participants’ chances of obtaining competitive funding by providing training that is immediately applicable in their working environment. We focus on project management, communication, as well as the writing itself.

Oral Presentations – Beyond slides

This workshop focuses on introducing key concepts and tools for designing and delivering effective scientific presentations. Participants will explore fundamental aspects of scientific communication, emphasising audience engagement, message clarity, and practical techniques for delivering impactful talks.

Writing in Teams – Enabling Process and Team Dynamics to Get Papers Done

For scientific leaders managing teams, the challenge of publishing multiple papers extends beyond writing difficulties to encompass managing multiple projects, roles, and team dynamics. This workshop aims to assist leaders in developing an efficient team culture for scientific paper production, focusing on process optimization and fostering a productive collaborative environment among team members

How to read a paper using Common Sense and AI

This workshop aims to equip junior scientists with systematic approaches and tools to effectively navigate and manage the scientific literature, as well as extracting key information from papers. Participants will learn key competencies, good practices, and explore AI tools to enhance and automate different parts of this process.

Career Development for Scientists – from Introspection to Application

The goal of this workshop is to give participants a competitive edge in the job market by developing the intellectual framework needed to make informed career choices. We explore the landscape of opportunities, both within and outside academia, and provide practical help for the application and selection process.

Recommended workshops for a PhD trajectory

Recommended workshops for a Postdocs

  • Managing myself and working with my Team
  • Scientific Writing
  • Grantwriting
  • Career Development
  • Writing in Teams